Articles about Ashwani Lohani
31 Jan 2020
Air India flight to bring back 400 Indians from China
India will soon bring back around 400 Indians from China's Wuhan, which has been reeling under a deadly coronavirus outbreak.
27 Apr 2019
Server problem affects Air India flights across world, passengers furious
On Friday, all domestic and international flights of Air India were affected after the airline suffered a server issue, making passengers angry.
24 Nov 2018
German bullet train could reduce Chennai-Bengaluru travel time to 2hrs
Travelling between Chennai and Bengaluru might get a lot easier and faster soon.
20 Oct 2018
#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Over 60 dead, horror captured-on-camera, railways calls it trespassing
At least 60 were killed and 77 injured after a train mowed people reveling in Dussehra celebrations near Amritsar on Friday.
10 Oct 2018
UP: New Farakka Express derails near Rae Bareli, five dead
On Wednesday morning, five coaches, and the engine, of Delhi bound New Farakka Express derailed near Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, killing 5.
06 Sep 2018
MP: Railways to create infrastructure to preserve Patalpani-Kalakund rail line
The Railways today announced that it would create an infrastructure to preserve the British-era Patalpani-Kalakund meter gauge rail line which is part of Western Railway's Ratlam division in Madhya Pradesh.
10 Aug 2018
Northern Railway's women workers demand apron over uniform
Women workers of Northern Railway have written to the Railway Board saying that given the lack of changing room for them at most stations, their uniform should be restricted to an apron which can be worn over their regular clothes.
07 Jul 2018
Passenger's tweet saves 26 minor girls from being trafficked
Thanks to a tweet by a passenger, 26 underage girls who were being trafficked via the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh Express were rescued by the GRP and the RPF.
05 Jul 2018
Unsure about food quality on trains? Live-stream preparations from base-kitchens!
In a first of its kind initiative, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) now allows passengers to live-stream base kitchens to see how the food served on trains is actually prepared.
04 Jul 2018
Railways announces exam details for over 1L vacancies
The Indian Railways has announced exam details for 1.16L posts, for which it has received 2.27cr applications.
28 Jun 2018
Railways' 'jugaad': Zones change official train timings to prevent 'delays'
Earlier this month, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal took heed of the ongoing train delays and warned top zonal officials: if they didn't improve punctuality within a month, their appraisal would be deferred.
24 May 2018
Vadodara: Train launched in 1879 makes its final run
The historic passenger train running between Dabhoi and Chandod railway stations in Vadodara district today embarked on its last journey at its usual time at 8 am, to pave way for the conversion of narrow gauge line into broad gauge.
18 May 2018
Deadline 2019: Monthly targets for zones from Railways Board
With general elections just a year away, the railways has set monthly targets for the completion of its major projects with an aim to finish work in time for the country to go to polls in 2019.
15 May 2018
Do train delays frustrate you? They are here to stay
As frustrating as train delays are, there will be no signs of its improvement in the coming months, said Railways Board chairman Ashwani Lohani.
05 May 2018
Railways clocks abysmal punctuality figures, thanks to massive maintenance work
On one hand, Indian Railways registered one of its best safety records in decades. On the other, its performance in punctuality was abysmal.
26 Apr 2018
After UP accident, Railways says will remove unmanned-crossings in 2-years
Hours after 13 children were killed in UP after their vehicle was hit by a train, the Railways has said that it plans to "completely eliminate" unmanned level crossings by March 31, 2020.
26 Apr 2018
Piyush Goyal orders inquiry into Kushinagar train-school van accident
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today ordered an inquiry into Kushinagar train-school van accident and announced a compensation of Rs. 2L for the kin of deceased.
26 Apr 2018
Railways paints coaches in new color for vibrant look
The Railways has painted a number of dark blue color train coaches in yellowish tan and teak to give them a vibrant look.
23 Apr 2018
'Tu', 'Tum' unacceptable, address juniors as 'aap', directs Railways Chairman
In a bid to end VIP culture in Railways, Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani has directed senior officials to address subordinates as 'aap' and do away with 'tum' or 'tu'.
22 Apr 2018
Railways' biggest recruitment-drive to cost Rs. 300cr, take a year
The Railways has received a whopping 2.5cr applications for its biggest recruitment drive for 90,000 lower-level posts: 47.5L applications for 26,500 Automotive Loco Pilot positions, and 1.89cr for 62,907 Group-D positions (track maintainer, pointsman, switchman, helper, porter).
10 Apr 2018
Railways: Number of accident-casualties decrease 50%, lowest in 18 years
Days earlier, data showed that number of accidents in Indian Railways fell to two-digit figures for the first time in 35 years.
01 Apr 2018
Fewer than 100 railway-accidents for first time in 35 years
Despite a series of fatal derailments in 2017, the Indian Railways has achieved one of its best safety records in decades this financial year.
02 Mar 2018
Think out of the box for better productivity: Railway Chairman
Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani has asked officers of the national transporter to think out-of-the-box for better productivity, enhanced earnings, and improved infrastructure.
03 Dec 2017
Central Railway headquarters to move out of Mumbai's iconic CST
The headquarters of Central Railway (CR) will soon move out of Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM), making way for a "world-class rail museum" to preserve the heritage site.
28 Nov 2017
Pradeep Kharola replaces Rajeev Bansal as new Air India CMD
Senior IAS officer Pradeep Singh Kharola has been appointed as the Chairman and managing director of Air India (AI).
08 Nov 2017
IndiGo staff assaults passenger, employee who recorded video sacked instead
There was outrage on social media after a video of IndiGo staff dragging and thrashing a passenger at the Delhi Airport went viral.
23 Oct 2017
No confirmed Rajdhani AC-I/II tickets? Fly Air India instead
Now that former Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani is the Railway Board chairman, he is looking to implement a scheme where railway passengers with unconfirmed tickets can fly to their destination instead.
08 Oct 2017
Railways' new anti-VIP culture guidelines extend to senior staff's homes
Indian Railways has intensified its fight against VIP culture. In an unprecedented move, it has scrapped a 36-year-old protocol that requires general managers to be present at the airport when railway board members are arriving or departing from regional visits.
07 Sep 2017
Before privatization, clear our dues, appeals AI pilots to Center
Privatization will be supported if the pending allowances are cleared.
23 Aug 2017
I take full responsibility: Suresh Prabhu after two train derailments
Following the fatal Utkal Express and Kaifiyat Express derailments in four days, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has taken "full moral responsibility".
21 Aug 2017
Air India owns a flat worth Rs. 10.36 crore. Why?
The Maharaja aka Air India, after two failed attempts, will again try to auction some of its prime properties in Mumbai.
21 Aug 2017
Utkal Exp derailment: Railways takes action against eight officials
The Railways has suspended a senior divisional engineer, a senior section engineer, an assistant engineer and a junior engineer after the Utkal Express derailment that killed 23.
21 Jul 2017
Air India's missing paintings: Case solved with Jatin Das' recovery?
A fortnight after the reports first emerged, Air India has solved the mystery of its missing paintings: it has received a lost Jatin Das artwork by courier, sent from a fictitious-address.
20 Jul 2017
Yes, it will be corporate culture for Air India staff
With the complete overhauling of Air India in the offing, Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani has asked the staff to be ready for a complete change in work culture.
15 Jul 2017
No sambar-vada, sandwiches, juice for DGCA
After Air India decided to stop serving non-veg food, DGCA has announced that it would discontinue serving special food items to its workers during official meetings to save funds.
10 Jul 2017
No more non-veg meals for Air India's domestic economy passengers
Air India has stopped serving non-vegetarian meals to economy passengers on domestic flights. Business class passengers can still avail them though.
07 Jul 2017
Air India's paintings vanish from HQ, reappear in open market
Trouble appears to be a constant companion of the Maharaja. Air India, after many summers of failed revival, is finally prepped up for disinvestment.
30 May 2017
CBI to probe UPA's aviation ministry decisions, files 3 FIRs
The CBI has registered a preliminary inquiry into the merger of Air India and Indian Airlines saying the merger resulted in heavy losses to Indian taxpayers.
17 Apr 2017
AI to fine unruly passengers up to Rs.15 lakh fine
To tackle the menace of unruly passengers Air India will impose a fine of up to Rs. 15 lakh for unruly passengers who cause delays of 2 hours or more.
17 Apr 2017
More autonomy for AI airport managers to check unruly flyers
Air India is mulling more autonomy to its airport managers to check incidents of unruly passengers.